Events, Meetings & Announcements


Tailgate for Trees

Sept. 22 - Venkman's - 5:30pm

dgh Trees Atlanta and The Nature Conservancy of Georgia invite you to "Tailgate for Trees," a casual gathering and friend-raiser to kick off the Georgia tree planting season. The fun-filled event will take place on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Venkman's from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. Enjoy delicious food, beer and live music! Proceeds from the event support the missions of The Nature Conservancy and Trees Atlanta to protect Atlanta's urban canopy through conservation, planting and innovative programming. Purchase tickets to the event on the Trees Atlanta website.

Atlanta Canopy Conference

Sept. 23 - Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center - 9am

The Atlanta Canopy Conference will inspire you to "Bring the Arboretum Home." Hosted by Trees Atlanta, this conference will educate, inform and motivate you to protect our canopy. Come learn how the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum is being used to demonstrate what can happen in large scale throughout the city. The Atlanta Canopy Conference will motivate professionals, community leaders, and residents to take the lessons learned from the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum and other arboreta to implement into their own projects - whether full scale developments or your own backyard! For more information and to register, visit the Trees Atlanta website.

Park Pride's Play Day at Collier Heights Park

Sept. 24 - Collier Heights Park - 10am

Park Pride's Play Day is a FREE, fun-filled day of sports, fitness, nutrition, education, arts, and sustainable initiatives where local coaches and organizations come together to facilitate activities, drills and games for various sports. Everyone is invited to join the fun as we celebrate the "Year of Play!"! Join the Park Pride and Atlanta ContactPoint at Collier Heights Park on September 24 from 10am - 2pm to play and connect with your community! This is a free event, but please let us know if you're coming by registering!

Atlanta Kudzu Festival

Sept. 24 - South Bend Park - 9am

You're invited to Atlanta's first Kudzu Festival! Eco-A will host workshops with artist and "Kudzu King," Cleve Phillips, who will teach attendees how to turn troublesome kudzu into practical products and artistic creations. Eco-A will also lead nature walks into South Bend Park, and there will be many more activities including tutorials on how to remove Kudzu, English Ivy and other invasive vines from your trees and yard. Come out for a full day of nature-based educations, arts, food and festivities! For more information and to register, visit the Eco-A website.

Atlanta Streets Alive!

Sept. 25 - Eastside - 2pm

Atlanta Streets Alive opens streets for people by temporarily closing them to cars to create a whole new healthy, sustainable and vibrant city street experience. Bring your bike or just your feet, and get ready to explore your community streets in a more livable way. Streets Alive on Sunday, September 25 will run from 2-6pm,and connect four Atlanta eastside neighborhoods including Virginia Highlands, Atkins Park, Little Five Points, and Poncey-Highlands. For more information, visit the Atlanta Streets Alive website.

RayDay at Serenbe

Sept. 25 - Serenbe - 3pm

Join Park Pride at Serenbe for the fourth annual RayDay eco-celebration that includes food, beverages, entertainment and education. This is a FREE event at Serenbe from 3-7 P.M. on Sunday, September 25th, but you must register.

Good Urbanism 101

Sept. 27 - Ponce City Market - 6pm

The Georgia Conservancy and Atlanta City Studio are bringing Good Urbanism 101 to Ponce City Market this fall. The free 90-minute seminar focuses on the history, principles and current practices of urban design, including an emphasis on walkability, integration of alternative transportation options, sustainability and the relationship between urban infrastructure and the urban experience. Come join us to learn how different professions can collaborate to improve our cities. For more information, visit the Georgia Conservancy website.

Park Pride Community Building & Legacy Grant Applications Due

Sept. 30 - Online - 5pm

Are you applying for a Park Pride Community Building or Legacy Grant? Completed applications are due no later than 5pm on Friday, September 30th. For full grant information and application instructions, refer to the Funding Your Park page on the Park Pride website.

17th Annual Trees Atlanta Tree Sale

Oct. 1 - Freedom Farmers' Market - 8am

Trees Atlanta will host its 17th Annual Tree Sale at the Freedom Farmers' Market at the Carter Center, located at 453 Freedom Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA 30307). The fundraiser will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 8 A.M. - 2 P.M. rain or shine. The sale will feature over 1,500 of the best native and exotic plants available. You'll have a chance to talk with experts and certified arborists about why each tree is unique. All proceeds will benefit the Trees Atlanta planting and education programs. For more information about the Tree Sale, visit the Trees Atlanta website.


Public Input Meeting: Memorial Drive Greenway

Oct. 5 - Georgia Hill Center - 5:30pm

Join Park Pride and the steering committee for the Memorial Drive Greenway at the second public input meeting for this park visioning process to create a conceptual park masterplan for the greenspace between Oakland Cemetery and the Capitol on Memorial Drive. This is a design meeting where you can let your voice be heard about the different park amenities you'd like to see in the plan and ideas for where they should be placed. Come and let your voice be heard! The meeting will take place at the Georgia Hill Center (250 Georgia Ave SE) on Wednesday, October 5th from 5:30-8:30pm.

Atlanta BeltLine and Atlanta ContactPoint Play Day

October 8 - Boulevard Crossing - 2pm

Play Day is a FREE, fun-filled day of sports, fitness, nutrition, education, arts, and sustainable initiatives where local coaches and organizations come together to facilitate activities, drills and games for various sports. Everyone is invited to join the fun! Join the Atlanta BeltLine and Atlanta ContactPoint at Boulevard Crossing on October 8, at 2pm to play and connect with your community!  For more information, visit the Play Day website.

Volunteer at Adams Park

Oct. 15 - Adams Park - 9am

Join Park Pride and the Friends of Adams Park (1620 Delowe Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30311) to transform the heavily used lakefront and lawn from weedy, degraded spaces to beautiful, ecologically-sound amenities. Volunteer efforts will focus on planting native grasses and flowers, building park benches, removing invasive plant species and mulching. Grab your gloves and join us at Adams Park from 9 A.M. - noon! Sign up to volunteer.

Rock Chastain 2016

Oct. 15 - Chastain Park

A stack of Atlanta's very own seasoned musical talent will perform in Rock Chastain 2016 at the Chastain Park Amphitheater. Powered by Momentum Motorcars, the ticket sales for the 3rd annual benefit concert will serve as the primary fundraiser for the Chastain Park Conservancy. This year, the completion of two world-class community projects (a 40,000 sq ft. progressive playground and an expansion of the PATH alongside Powers Ferry Rd, support the nonprofit's steadfast commitment to restore, enhance, maintain and preserve Atlanta's largest regional park. To purchase tickets to Rock Chastain, visit Ticketmaster.

Walk About Down Yonder with Eco-A

Oct. 22 - Johns Homestead - 9am

Join Eco-A for a Naturalist Walk at Johns Homestead in Tucker, GA on Saturday, October 22nd from 9 - 11 A.M. Johns Homestead is one of the original farms established in our area just after the land lottery-grants opened up for mostly European-American settlement. In addition to enjoying the rich and recovering natural values of this site, Eco-A will tell the story of how changes that took place here reflect much of the natural history of many metro-Atlanta neighborhoods. For more information and to register, visit the Eco-A website.

Volunteer at Atlanta Memorial Park

Oct. 22 - Atlanta Memorial Park - 8:30am

Join Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy, Cullen Stradtman and other scouts in Cullen's Eagle Scout service project to clean and restore the planting areas along the nature trail in Memorial Park. Volunteers will weed and edge the planted areas and refresh with pint straw from 8:30am - 5pm. Come for 2-3 hours or the entire work day! RSVP to info@atlmemorialpark.org

 

Atlanta Streets Alive!

Oct. 23 - Peachtree Street - 2pm

Atlanta Streets Alive opens streets for people by temporarily closing them to cars to create a whole new healthy, sustainable and vibrant city street experience. Bring your bike or just your feet, and get ready to explore your community streets in a more livable way! Streets Alive on Sunday, October 23 will run from 2-6pm, down Peachtree Street from Downtown to Midtown. For more information, visit the Atlanta Streets Alive website.

Park Pride Workshop: Activating Your Park

Oct. 29 - Blue Heron Nature Preserve - 10am

How do you encourage your neighbors to get outside and enjoy your neighborhood's beautiful greenspace? This workshop, led by the Park Pride's Director of Community Building in partnership with the Atlanta Audubon Society, will focus on the unique methods of activating your park that will capture the community's interest and attention, encouraging them to stay long and visit often. Registration is just $5 - sign up today!

Volunteer at Kittredge Park

Nov. 5 - Kittredge Park - 9am

Join Park Pride, the Friends of Kittredge Park and REI at Kittredge Park (1520 Kittredge Park Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329) to open access to a previously unused portion of the park. Volunteer efforts will focus on cutting and creating a brand new trail and clearing invasive vines from trees. Grab your gloves and join us at Kittredge Park Park from 9 A.M. - noon! Sign up to volunteer.